Terry and Karina O’Sullivan gelding Patch Adams has taken out the Australian Lamb Company Group Colac Gold Cup on Sunday.
Patch Adams hit the line strongly with former Stawell hoop Jack Hill on-board.
Patch Adams has been out of the placing in his past couple of starts following a strong race in Warrnambool where he finished second.
It might have been just his third win, but it followed placings in the group three Carbine Club Stakes as a three-year-old and the Horsham and Donald Cup earlier in the campaign.
The victory brought a smile to the face of the co-trainers and the winning connections.
“We are really happy with how he ran,” Terry O’Sullivan said.
“He has been racing with not much luck recently but he drew a good barrier and was able to win.”
The $50,000 race is the biggest of the gelding’s career and brings his total prize money to just under $200,000.
O’Sullivan said the horse was well liked around the stable and that Patch Adams had potential he was yet to reach.
“He certainly has a lot of potential and the future is definitely bright for Patch Adams,” he said.
He certainly has a lot of potential and the future is definitely bright for Patch Adams
“He has raced strong over the 2000 metres so we think he will run a couple more of them.”
Patch Adams has been racing for a while around the country cup scene, but O’Sullivan doesn't plan on giving him a spell in the near future.
“He looks really good at the minute so we will not be tipping him out any time soon,” he said.
O’Sullivan said Patch Adams will potentially run at the Wangaratta Cup in three weeks’ time.
Dane Smith trained Mujadale ran seventh in the same race.
O’Sullivan had two other runners in Colac that didn't place.